Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cuusoo Analytics: Days to 10k


Latest Official Notice hopefully sheds light on new part policy.  

The second Zelda's Official response at 10k stated:

"While we cannot create new specific LEGO elements within the operational framework of LEGO CUUSOO, we will consider this concept in earnest in the Spring 2013 LEGO Review period."

Since this posting there has been some discussion as to whether or not this includes projects that dedicated singularly to the creation of new parts, as opposed to sets that require a new part.  The guidelines still indicate that new part projects are acceptable but now there is some official statements from Cuusoo following the policy change. 

 The Wild Encounters project has passed the 1k milestone and is the second most popular "parts only" project.  As it was not archived, for being based singularly on new parts, it is safe to assume that one of two things has occured:
  1. Cuusoo is continuing to support the concept of making new molds for project dedicated to new molds
  2. The staff at Cuusoo that writes the 1k Official notices has not been alerted to the chance in part policy.  
It is my opinion that the first one is the case here.  Although as I pointed out last time I discussed this matter,  it may be years before a part based project every reaches the 10k point.  

Kickstarter for the next Bricklink

The Brickstop looks to be then next big thing in brick exchange.  From what I have seen they look to streamline the interface and experience of the user which would be a very good thing for the uninitiated.  I recently had to explain to someone how to use Bricklink over IM and it was a pretty grueling task.

The key features that make it different, that I can see are as follows:
  •  Expanded applications to help promote worthy custom instructions. 
  • In site advertising for stores to promote the content they have at lucrative prices.  
  • Bulk searches for entire part lists instead of individual part searches.
  • No fees for Sellers
I see the instructions as being one of the best services this new entity can provide and even if they don't get many brick retailers I see that as being a powerful position for them to move forward on.  There are a lot of great instructions for sale on Bricklink (SRW Locomotive Works comes to mind) but it is almost impossible to find them unless you are already familiar with the creator from elsewhere.
The in-site advertising of store we will have to check on later.  It is an interesting idea.  Usually when I go to Bricklink I know exactly what I am looking for but this sort of tool might change my dynamic.

A tool that could find me the cheapest store to get EVERYTHING on my list would be epic.  If for no other reason that getting the expected cost of something.  This is the single hardest thing, in my opinion to do on Bricklink.

No fees is a strong draw, and may work in the short run but it makes me worry about the long term existence of the site.  I would prefer that they take at least 1% from the start, so they have money to invest in the future, without having to change their policy down the road.

I recommend you check out their Kickstarter and I wish them all the luck at meeting the goal.

Approaching 1k Milestone

As stated earlier the Wild Encounters project crossed the 1k Milestone this week.  No other projects accomplished this in the last seven days.  

Support Level: 972
Medusa's Temple
Support Level: 969
Dragon Slayers
Support Level: 948


Deadline Review

The Spring Review deadline is March 4rd, 2012.  That is less than two weeks from today.  It looks like there are no more contenders for that review period. 

The Summer Review deadline should be around June 4th.  It is looking like this will definitely include the Land-Rover Defender 110, and Mini Shop Series.  The Batmobile Tumbler Minifig Scale will very likely be included and Poptropica: Dr. Hare's Lair has a solid shot.  I will be waiting one more week on FTL before making any solid predictions but if it can maintain a strong level of support it is looking to be part of the Summer review too.  


Do you want to speed a project up?

Projects can get to 10k much faster than what is shown here with active fan support. This link has many examples of how fans can help out their favorite projects. 


Days to 10K

ProjectCreatorRate10k 1k
Land-Rover Defender 110Sheepo24.12 41
Mini Shop SeriesPekko55.76 57
Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleBrentWaller33.73 80
Poptropica: Dr. Hare's LairPopCreators63.9 122
Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle EncounterWesTalbott46.34 173
GhostbustersTeeKay29.07 234
- MegaMan Project -Alatariel34.92 249
Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored partsmaxvf115.61 262
The Adventures of Steamrod!Brickthing30.16 3078
Modular Apple Storegotoandbuild11.47 464
LEGO Bird SeriesDeTomaso10.8 465
Japanese old style architecturetaxon5510.61 522
Labyrinth Marble MazeTouthomme11.18 571
Project: MetroidZurtech16.49 57125
BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time Machinem.togami7.9 774
Apollo 11 Lunar Missionsuzuki8.99 791
LEGO PokemonKevinhink9.37 903
Batman: Killer Croc's LairBrickQueen8.33 907
Invisible HandLDiEgo6.99 942
BONSAI "Pine tree"AMKK9.56 96220
Red SquirrelVuurzoon8.04 996
Douglas DC-3Ssorg7.66 1054
The Muppets!jedikermit7.52 1063
Ultimate Collectors Series Lightsabersscott345676.95 1096
LEGO Mobile Designer for Nintendo 3DS & other devicesFrankie6.76 1120
Transforming Retro Video Game Accessoriesvonbrunk6.99 1237
Fez Game Village3rdfoundatio7.38 124222
LEGO Architecture - Leaning Tower of Pisamoctown5.47 1255
Hardsuitsiron_S6.04 1415
UCS All Terrain Armoured TransportCavegod5.99 1421
Flying DutchmanSebeus5.8 1438
Roller CoasterLuc20006.14 1443
Small YELLOWbrickartist5.38 1445
Adventure Time! Tree Fortdunc2376.18 147518
LEGO Settlers of CatanMichael5.19 1485
The Glory of Romemminnitt4.81 1515
Realistic treesPaultox5.09 1522
The Bat Risesvelociraptor5.33 1526
PianoHidaka4.28 1537
Corellian Defender (Star Wars the Old Republic)GlenBricker5.61 1538
Architecture : Space Shuttle crawler transporterTeazza5.57 1567
Batman: Man-Bat's LabBrickQueen5.09 1603
Modular Costume Store for Collectible MinifiguresBrentWaller5.14 1725
Majestic Airship!Ssorg4.66 1828
HONDA CBR1000rr REPSOL versionOryx5.14 1860109
Castle Crashersczar4.23 1864
Legolympus (Mythology Theme with Mount Olympus Set)Kiffington4.66 1864
Western Town - Pif Paf Citykris_kelvin4.09 2074
Vampire GT SupercarCrowkillers3.52 2101
Pokemon: Gyaradosretinence3.9 2124
League of Legends of LegoAddam3.09 2167
Lego StoreRayC3.9 2212
Modular Town Plan CinemaHinckley3.66 2228
Galaxy Commandreekardoo4.19 2275127
Micro Scale Star Wars Scenestoomuchcaffe3.43 2334
Female Minifigure SetAlatariel3.43 2407
Legend of Korra: Mecha Tank, Korra, Amon, Hiroshi, & Support...GlenBricker3.9 2449141
Legend of Zelda: King of Red Lionsflailx3.81 245188
Train Turntable and modular RoundhouseFachmann3.9 2467159
MARS BASE (Modular with interiors)GRusso3.9 2471164
Tiny TrucksRobiwan3.62 253649
Medieval Market StreetAlexP3.43 2564
Disney MinifiguresKeTi3.66 2605146
Ancient World Civilizationsmatija3.28 2640
RMS TitanicSsorg3.43 264219
Mirage (realistically speaking)Nannan2.66 2732
MacrofiguresCrashSanders3.33 273431
The Amazing Spider Man Ultra Poseable Action Figuremmccooey3.24 285577
Wild EncountersWrinkledog3.09 2904
New Short Minifigure PartsTakanuinuva3.09 3064151
UCS Venator-Class Star Destroyerjourianbax2.9 319692
Marvel Avengers Board GamePekko2.81 329087
BTTF - Biff Tannen's Fordm.togami2.85 3319162
Log Cabin - Two Seasons!Ssorg2.71 338665
Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)gtrocks11112.57 3687185
Space Shuttle Launch ComplexTeazza2.52 3733161
Medusa's TempleStrider2.38 379514
LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess Setavisolo2.24 3805
LOTR UCS ArgonathShayd_DeGrai2.47 3864220
Disney Parks - Castles Collectionlg20122.43 3932228
Clone Wars Infantry PacksDAVID-HALL2.24 3955
Back To The Future TrainGRusso2.33 3984122
Motorized Tumblermahj2.19 4046
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 GrandsportSheepo2.14 4115
Lego Wall-E!!suzuki2.09 433428
Minifigure hand with attachment pointpotluck2.19 4336227
Apple Store Vending Machinelgorlando2.14 4412206
Star Wars Season 4 Phase 2 Clone Battle PacksZspace2.14 4467262
Cinematic Minifigure Seriessgtdisney552.0 4628128
Lego Movie Chronicle Seriessuzuki1.95 463015
Galaxy Diner and Empire Theatersonicstar1.86 4644
MINI Cooper Mark ISheepo1.95 467559
LOTR: Fall of the Witch KingShayd_DeGrai2.05 4678288
Portal Test Chambert-brick1.9 4680
Model of Hogwarts CastleScorpius2.0 4764264
The Drake's Head InnAlexP1.9 480063
Angry Birds - RedChiukeung1.8 4910
UCS Star Wars Jedi Temple Coruscantdimitriniko1.71 4942
Avengers IRONMAN gantrymachine2.0choisanghun1.86 5040201
Themed Brick BoxOdd.Robot1.81 504270
Hubble Space TelescopeGRusso1.86 5072233
Legend of Zelda: Master Sword & PedestalFlanBrosInc1.9 5091354
IRON MAN gantrymachinechoisanghun1.81 5167194
Star Wars Opee Sea KillerPepaQuin1.71 5176
Lego Pikmin Memorial - KingArthur1.86 5198359
LEGO KirbyHappyman1.86 5250412
Starcraft 2 Siege Tank - Remote Controlbasilfawlty1.76 5294180
HindenburgJJOttens1.71 531955
Lego DC Heroes Minifigures Series 1ManiacDude1.76 5388274
Arak-N3mahj1.67 544454
Ironman Arc ReactorMr.Attacki1.76 5458344
Dump Truck 10x4Designer_Han1.71 5464200
Desktop Series: Sky-FirongYIREN1.62 5484
BTTF - Hill Valley Courthousem.togami1.71 5564301
Porsche 997 GT3Crowkillers1.62 5689134
Willys JEEPsuzuki1.52 5738
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5JJOttens1.67 5751362
Mini CooperSteven19801.52 5768
Goblin Fortress RuinsAlexP1.57 5950218
Appa from Avatar: The Last AirbenderOkay1.57 6004272
GLaDOSpitrek021.62 6013457
Corner Candy Modular Buildingwaltzking1.52 6045124
Amusement Park Ride - Twist and Whirl Ride - now MOTORIZED!DerekMedina1.57 6120387
LOTR: Minas Tirith MicrobuildShayd_DeGrai1.57 6125392
LEGO Avengers: The Video GameAwesomeEthan1.57 6155423
LEGO Minecraft Board GameOrcaman41.47 618159
The accurate DNA structureSICP__DNA1.52 6229308
UCS Tron Light Cycleabathar61.47 6238115
Avengers: Iron Man Mark Vii Armormmccooey1.52 6238317
Star Wars - Star Tours Starspeeder 3000HJR-Holland1.52 6262341
Himeji Castle ??? - LEGO ArchitectureSess1.52 6358437
Camper Van Forevernuno25001.43 6422128
Lego minifigures in action figure boxes! A new way to collec...Gruntbuddy1.43 6498205
Superman Man of Steel Fortress of Solitude MicrobuildBrickQueen1.47 6608486
Classic Monorail RevampConchas1.47 6613491
Star Wars Universe PacksBorex1.38 6761240
Bricklyn Borough Courthousesonicstar1.38 6795273
Sandpeople PatrolDaiman1.38 7012490
Lego Mountain Bikingj4mes1.09 7092
Micro-build Hogwarts CastleBeKindRewind1.28 712089
Kamino Cloning Facilitydmf4441.33 7191425
RancorDaiman1.24 734486
Ultrabuild Samus AranFlanBrosInc1.33 7345578
Jedi Mission Battle Pack-p-e-d-r-o-1.28 7415384
Star Wars Combine-able Battle pack(s) Combinatorial Mini Set...samiam1.28 7421390
ALA-N: Astronautical Lunar Android 9BrentWaller1.28 7554522
Starfox Assault ArwingV1lain1.28 7556525
Rebel Snowspeederdrakmin1.24 7708450
Elementary Schooljaystepher1.24 7856598
The Legend of Zelda HEROICAJeffery_L1.24 7875617
Winter Village Train Depotted_andes1.19 8070507
Ladyada's Workshop!adafruit0.9 8093
Stark TowerMMystery921.19 8106543
Mini BatmobileTiler1.14 8125230
Marble RunPeterJ1.19 8174611
New Parts design for SNOT 2-sided stud (+inv)(+stud only for...nachapon1.09 8203
Kashyyyk-Gunship 7676 UCS - Custom Star Wars 3d_predator1.14 8222328
Prototype Attack Mecha Alpha Zerodanr1.05 8300
Micro Power Functions (motors, battery, valve, LED)midori1.09 8389132
Minecraft VillageTheNerd1.14 8443549
the Rhinoceros by Theo Jansenkvanb1.05 8482
Minecraft Chickenlegitimateal1.09 8520263
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavariat-brick1.14 8535640
Scooby DooFabuland741.14 8539644
The Tumbler Collectionvelociraptor1.09 8589333
Modular Death StarFetthead1.09 8794537
General Grievous' Wheel BikeTBBCustoms1.05 8838266
Star Wars: Darth Vader's Meditation ChamberDarthHSpawn1.09 8857600
X Men: X Mansionphillipe1.09 8877620
Sandtrooper on DewbackDaiman1.09 8909652
??? (???) Kinkaku-jialanboar1.09 8921664
Monopoly Board Game with PiecesEst.19491.09 8967711
Deadpool Marvel Legends Scalemmccooey1.09 8986729
Minecraft, Snow biomeDookie1.05 9032460
T-Rex Skeletonjazlecraz1.05 9047476
Lego Batman: Mr Freeze's and Captain Cold's Hideoutninjaracer221.08 9073739
Induction Lampsamuq1.05 9110539
NNN Newsmobiledavidpickett1.05 9148577
Lord of the Rings Rohan Soldier and Elf Archer Battle Packtimble-goorn1.05 9195623
Bluetooth Receiver with iOS/Android appjoelhansen1.05 9250679
AV-7 Mobile Antivehicle CannonS.-Classic1.05 9291720
Classic American Hot Roddrdesignz1.05 9296724
Food TruckSpacySmoke1.0 9412412
Megadethmegzter1.0 9489489
Dragon Slayerslizardman0.95 952955
Modular Police Stationezzkazz1.0 9537537
Lego Avatarreekardoo1.0 9583583
UCS Naboo Royal StarshipAnio0.95 9611137
Lego Macross VF-1S Valkyrie - Ultimate Collector's Editionrey771.02 9611788
Avengers Captain Americachoisanghun1.0 9669669
Lunar Basegilchagas1.0 9742742
Classic 80's Retro Nintendo Serieszombieattack1.0 9749749
STAR WARS - Sith Fighter - Knights of the Old Republicreekardoo1.0 9763763
Lamborghini GallardoCrowkillers1.0 9770770
Death Star II wall/desk clock sculptureWWWally0.95 9967493
Flooded Temple RuinsHinckley0.95 9979506
LEGO Legend of KorraTheNerd0.95 9987513

Not on the List? First, I tend to cut off projects after a certain day count, usually 10k. Additionally, I only monitor projects that have at least 200. Projects less than that are a little too volatile for proper assessment. Finally, I track several weeks worth of data to get these numbers, so you might not show up until your project has been post 200 for a few weeks.

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